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CPI(M) to launch door-to-door campaign in Himachal against State and Centre Govts

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CPIM Himachal door to door campaign

Shimla -State Committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has also opened an attack against the State and Centre Governments over various issues. Both Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress were alleged of implementing neo-liberal policies to benefit the big corporates.

CPI (M) announced it will launch door to door campaign against the anti people policies of BJP led NDA Government at centre and Congress Government in Himachal Pradesh. The campaign will start from August 15 to 31, 2017 at District and Tehsil headquarters, said CPI (M).

The party alleged the Congress Government in Himachal Pradesh of implementing neo-liberal policies too. These policies have resulted in a crisis in agriculture, unemployment, poverty and open loot of resources of the state by big corporate. It further alleged the state government of patronizing various mafia in the state.

There is land, drug, and forest mafia active and growing in the state and common people are targeted and harassed by them but state government remains a silent spectator,

CIP(M) alleged in a statement.

There are serious law and order situations and complete failure of the State to protect the lives of people of the State.

Numbers of Rapes and murders are increasing in the state but the state is not playing any role to implement the law of the land. This situation has forced people of the state to lose confidence in the state and role of the police is under doubt and suspicion in most of the cases.

CPI (M) alleged the BJP led NDA Government of implementing same neo-liberal policies being that the previous Congress government was pursuing.

These policies are responsible for the agrarian crisis in the country and are resulting in large numbers of suicides, said CPI(M). During Lok Sabha elections in 2014, BJP had promised to curtail price rise, to implement Swaminathan Commission report to meet out the agrarian crisis, employment to 2 crore youth every year, 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and other relief to people, it said.

However, in last 3 year, the government did not give heed to their promises made during elections and implemented neo-liberal policies more speedily and vigorously in the country.

The government withdrew the subsidy on LPG and other essential commodities, it said. The government is indulged in disinvestment of the public sector to benefit big corporate, alleged CPI (M).

The rapid process of economic reforms by the Central Government is putting a burden on the common man and offering incentives and tax rebates to big corporate. This is increasing gap between rich and poor in the country, said the party.

The main demands of the party as follows:

  • Loan waiver for farmers
  • Fulfillment of BJP’s promise of creating 2 crore jobs
  • Formation of provision by Centre government for procurement of crop from farmers
  • To stop privatization of services in the public sector
  • Legal provision for 33% reservation for women
  • Roll back of Rs. 4 hike on domestic LPG
  • Regularization of land encroached by farmers
  • Make sugar and kerosene oil available in depots
  • Rectify the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.

This anti people and pro corporate role of both the Governments at centre and state will be explained during the campaign to the people and peoples movement will be built against these anti people neo-liberal policies and alternative to these policies will be built in the state by organizing all sections

, CPI(M) said.

 

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Enraged Over Suspension of 10 Students, ABVP Stages Protest at HPU Campus, Alleges Varsity of One-Sided Action  

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ABVP Protest at HPU over suspension of members

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh University unit of Akhil Bhartiya Parishad today staged an aggressive protest at the campus over the suspension of its 10 members. The student organization alleged the university authority of one-sided action.

The unit secretary Ankit Chandel said that ABVP had held a protest at the campus on July 11, 2019 over delay and irregularities in the declaration of results of UG classes. For this protest, the varsity on Thursday suspended 10 students.
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Chandel alleged that when the employees hold protests outside the office of Vice-Chancellor, no action is taken. However, on the other hand, when a student organization stages protest, then its members are suspended in a biased manner.

Earlier, ABVP entered the office of VC to submit their demand to declare results of UG classes. The organization said that the results for the second and fourth semester of UG classes have not been declared. As many as 5000 students were facing problems in their admissions due to this delay, ABVP said. However, when students did not find the VC or any other staff at the office to attend to them, they shouted slogans against the administration for over two hours.

Chandel alleged that the varsity is adopting various tactics to suppress the voices protesting against the irregularities in the working of the administration.  While thousands of students are facing huge inconvenience due to delay and irregularities in the declaration of results, the varsity is leaving no stone unturned to give itself a pat on its back, he said.
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Chandel reminded that cases of irregularities in admissions to P.hD and MCA were reported about nine months ago. When students protested against it, their voice was suppressed instead of taking action.

ABVP has warned the varsity authority of not interfering with the working of the student organization and instead mind its own job.  The organization has also demanded to revoke the suspension of its members. Otherwise, it warned, a state-wide protest would be held against the varsity. ABVP also demanded to declare complete results of UG classes immediately.   

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HP University Offers Special Chance to Complete UG Degrees

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HPU Special Chance for UG Degrees

Shimla– Himachal Pradesh University on July 17, 2019, issued a notification offering special chance to complete BA/B.Sc/B.Com and Shashtri degrees to candidates who had enrolled for academic sessions between 2000 – 2012-13 but could not complete their course in the given time period.

Such candidates can avail this special chance by paying a fee of Rs 5000 per year. The examination will be held in March 2020 in accordance with the old syllabus (2012-13).

Similarly, the candidates, who had enrolled for academic sessions between 2000-2014, can avail this chance to complete their BCA/BBA degrees by paying a fee of Rs 20, 000 per year. The examination for these degrees will be held in September 2019 in accordance with the old syllabus (2013-14).

The notification was issued after a few amendments in decisions taken by the HPU Executive Council in its meeting held on May 31, 2019.       

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HP Cabinet Decisions July 2019: Nod to ‘HP Construction, Demolition Waste Policy and Strategy’ & ‘HP Direct Selling Guidelines, 2019’

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HP Cabinet Decisions July 2019

Shimla– Himachal Pradesh Cabinet meeting was held on July 16, 2019, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur

The cabinet has recommended the Governor to convene Monsoon session of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha from August 19 to August 31, 2019, with a total number of 11 sittings.

The Cabinet decided to provide State subsidy of 30 percent of system cost including installation of solar water heating systems of capacities 100 LPD and 200 LPD only to all the domestic consumers in the state.

HP Construction and Demolition Waste Policy and Strategy

It decided to frame Himachal Pradesh State Construction and Demolition Waste Policy and Strategy to avoid, minimise, reuse, recycle and dispose-off construction and demolition waste and avoid and minimize construction waste through design and construction management. This would help in checking the environmental problems that arise owning to open dumping of these wastes. Under the policy, suitable land would be provided for the dumping of construction and demolition waste and further its processing through private operators/agencies or by Urban Local Bodies.

 HP Direct Selling Guidelines, 2019

The Cabinet decided to approve Himachal Pradesh State Direct Selling Guidelines, 2019. The government claimed it would regulate the business of direct selling and multi-level marketing and strengthen the existing regulatory mechanism on direct selling and multi-level marketing. It’ll also prevent fraud and protect the legitimate rights and interests of the consumers, the government said.  

 The Cabinet approved the change of equity in favour of three power projects and also cleared a policy for imposing a penalty in case of change of equity and name without the approval of the government. Project developers would be given a period of 60 days when to get them approved without penalty.

 It accorded approval to

  •  Fill up five posts of Civil Judges in Himachal Pradesh High Court through direct recruitment to ensure speedy disposal of various cases
  • Fill up seven posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) and 10 posts of Statistical Assistant in Health and Family Welfare Department on contract basis through Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission, Hamirpur.
  • Open Health Sub Centres at Kashimblidhar in Gram Panchayat Kuklah and at Chunani in Gram Panchayat Kashaud in Tehsil Balichowki and in Gram Panchayat Tandi in Chachiot tehsil of Mandi district alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts.
  •  Open Primary Health Centre at Shilhanu in Mandi district alongwith creation of two posts to man the centre.

 Other Decisions

 Honorarium of Water Guards Hiked

The Cabinet gave its nod to increase the honorarium of water guards from Rs. 2100 to Rs. 3000 and para fitters and para pump operators from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 4000 engaged in Irrigation and Public Health Department. This would benefit about 6220 water guards and about 500 para fitters and para pump operators.

The Cabinet decided to continue the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for procurement of apple during the current apple season. It also decided to enhance the procurement price under MIS from Rs. 7.50 to Rs. 8 per kg.  As many as 279 procurement centres would be opened in different parts of the state to facilitate the apple growers.

The Cabinet also decided that state-level function would be organized at Shimla on the birth anniversary of first Chief Minister Dr. Y.S Parmar on 4th August 2019.

 It gave its consent to accord District level status to Nalwar Mela Lambathach in Thunag tehsil of Mandi district.

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